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In this podcast we will be bringing together experts from the legacy sector to help answer questions and discuss current key topics affecting legacy fundraisers both during Covid-19 and beyond.
We want to support our members and the wider charity sector as much as we possibly can during this difficult time and are have some brilliants guests offering their advice and expertise on various areas.

Members are invited to submit questions and topics for discussion in advance. For any membership enquiries please contact emma@rememberacharity.org.uk.

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In this podcast we will be bringing together experts from the legacy sector to help answer questions and discuss current key topics affecting legacy fundraisers both during Covid-19 and beyond.
We want to support our members and the wider charity sector as much as we possibly can during this difficult time and are have some brilliants guests offering their advice and expertise on various areas.

Members are invited to submit questions and topics for discussion in advance. For any membership enquiries please contact emma@rememberacharity.org.uk.

    Scottish Legacy Market Report - Panel Discussion

    Scottish Legacy Market Report - Panel Discussion

    This episode has been recorded to celebrate the recent launch of our joint report on the Scottish legacy market with Legacy Foresight, ILM and Smee & Ford, which is available to download from our website HERE.

    The key findings of the report will also be presented by Remember A Charity and Legacy Foresight at the next Scottish Legacy Forum meeting on Thursday 25th November. Register in advance for the meeting HERE.

    In this episode we were joined by a panel of guests who helped contribute to the Scottish legacy market report:

    Meg Abdy - Development Director, Legacy Foresight

    Iain McAndrew – Director of Development and Communications, CHAS

    Ali Macleod – Head of Fundraising, National Trust for Scotland

    Rob Cope – Director, Remember A Charity



    The questions we explored were:

    1. Has the pandemic driven a different attitude to both giving and mortality? And what might this mean for legacies? 

    2. Who do you think are the priority audiences to reach out to, in order to grow the legacy market?

    3. How can charities balance the tension between delivering their short-term income targets and investing in legacy fundraising? 

    4. How can collaboration grow legacy giving in Scotland? 

    5. How do you create an organisational culture that embraces legacies?



    If you have any questions about anything we have spoken about, please email us at info@rememberacharity.org.uk and we can pass your questions on to the guests.

    • 49 min
    Remember A Charity Week Special - Legal Professionals

    Remember A Charity Week Special - Legal Professionals

    It’s Remember A Charity Week! 

    To coincide with our favourite week of the year we have recorded a couple of podcast specials.



    In this episode we are joined by three lovely legal professionals to explore Remember A Charity Week and legacy giving from their perspective:

    Eleanor Evans – Partner and Head of Trusts and Estates Administration Department, Hugh James

    Charlotte Ponder – Legal Director, Countrywide Tax & Trust Corporation

    Richard Honey – Senior Associate, Charles Russell Speechlys



    The questions we explored were:

    1. How will you be celebrating Remember A Charity Week?

    2. Have you noticed any changes in client behaviour or attitudes towards will-writing since the start of the pandemic?

    3. Charlotte, you recently became a trustee at charity - What is that dynamic like, coming from a legal background and acting as a trustee at a charity? What is their attitude towards legacy fundraising?

    4. Is there more we (as charity sector and Remember A Charity) could be doing to encourage charitable conversations between professional advisors and their clients?

    5. Do you have any practical tips or advice for charities listening when it comes to the administration of a legacy gift?



    If you have any questions about anything we have spoken about, please email us at info@rememberacharity.org.uk and we can pass your questions on to the guests.

    • 32 min
    Remember A Charity Week Special - Behind The Scenes

    Remember A Charity Week Special - Behind The Scenes

    It’s Remember A Charity Week!

    To coincide with our favourite week of the year we have recorded a couple of podcast specials.

    In this episode we are giving listeners a sneak peek behind the scenes of Remember A Charity Week, to shine a light on the amazing work of our agencies and to give a little more insight into the planning and delivery of the awareness week – along with some extra tips and advice.



    Our guests were:

    Louise Rudaizky – Managing Director, Atomic London

    Andy Nethercleft – Operations Director, Atomic London

    Rachel Isaacs – Account Manager, Hope&Glory PR



    The questions we explored were:



    1. For those listening who might not know, please can you explain who Atomic London and Hope&Glory are, and what your roles have been in delivering Remember A Charity Week this year?

    2. What would you say have been the biggest challenges and/or opportunities in creating this year’s campaign?

    3. When it comes to reaching our target demographic are there any marketing insights you can share? 

    4. How can charities utilise the PR around this week for their campaigns? 

    5. If there was one thing a charity could do to maximise the week, what would it be?



    If you have any questions about anything we have spoken about, please email us at info@rememberacharity.org.uk and we can pass your questions on to the guests.

    • 31 min
    Employers and future planning

    Employers and future planning

    In this episode we focus on the role that employers can play in supporting their staff with long term planning including last wishes and Wills. But we also explore wider areas around attitudes towards death, dying and future planning, with charitable giving as an important part of that.

    We were lucky to speak to a panel of guests from different organisations who all work together to help employees with their future planning:

    Ian Dibb – CEO, Once I’ve Gone

    Mark Edmondson - Head of Commercial Partnerships, Once I’ve Gone

    Lisa Lund – Director, Adroit Legal Services

    Stacey MacDougall - Wellbeing Manager, John Lewis Partnership



    The questions we explored were:


    Do you think the public’s attitude towards thinking about and planning for death has changed?
    What challenges do you think the public are currently facing when it comes to estate planning and what can we do to help? 
    What role do you think employers can play in helping their staff with future/estate planning? 
    How do you think the charity sector and employers could better work together to achieve shared goals? 
    Do you think there might be an appetite amongst other employers to encourage more of their staff to write their wills and get their estates in order?



    If you have any further questions about this episode, please email us at info@rememberacharity.org.uk.

    • 43 min
    Small charities & legacy fundraising

    Small charities & legacy fundraising

    Our latest episode is focused on small charities and the various challenges and opportunities faced in comparison with larger organisations when it comes to legacy fundraising. 

    We know from talking to our members that small charities face very different challenges when it comes to legacies, so wanted to explore some of these in more depth and help to give some advice and insight to others listening.

    We hope this will be a useful listen for any small charities who are already legacy fundraising or perhaps those who haven’t yet started their journey and aren’t sure where to begin.

    Our two brilliant guests are:

    Charlotte Hoare; Fundraising Manager at HEART UK

    Audrey Cornelius; Head of Fundraising at British Liver Trust



    The questions asked were:

    How does your charity currently promote legacy giving and what encouraged you to start doing to?

    What are your biggest challenges as a small charity when it comes to gifts in wills?

    On the flip side are there any opportunities for small charities when it comes to legacies? And do you have any success stories you can share with us?

    What are your top tips for other small charities who aren’t sure where to start with legacies?

    How would you recommend to make the most of Remember A Charity Week in September with limited resources?



    If you have any questions or queries about this episode please contact us at info@rememberacharity.org.uk.

    • 38 min
    Will-writing in a Pandemic - Panel Discussion

    Will-writing in a Pandemic - Panel Discussion

    This episode is intended to help you with your legacy fundraising planning. Our panel of experts from the Will-writing sector will be reflecting on trends from during the pandemic since last year, and the insights and issues that legacy fundraisers may need to consider in the year ahead.



    Our panel of guests include:

    Dave Newick; Chief Executive at Arken Legal

    Lorraine Robinson TEP; Head of Legal at Farewill

    James Antonio TEP; Head of Legal Practice for Estate Planning at Co-op Legal Services

    Jon Brewer; Founder at Bequeathed

    Iain Wanstall; Founder and Consultant of Wanstall Consulting Wills & Estate Planning



    Questions explored are:

    1. What were the key trends/behaviour changes you spotted?

    2. What challenges or opportunities have you come up against?

    3. How have you adapted your Will offering and messaging during such a sensitive time?

    4. What trends do you predict for the coming year? What issues do legacy fundraisers need to consider for the year ahead?

    5. What are your top tips for charities listening?



    If you have any questions about this episode please contact us at info@rememberacharity.org.uk.

    • 41 min

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